|Cyrillic letter Che|
|Phonetic usage:||[t?], [t?]|
|The Cyrillic script|
Che or Cha (? ?; italics: ? ?) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It commonly represents the voiceless postalveolar affricate /t?/, like ⟨tch⟩ in "switch".
In English, it is romanized most often as ⟨ch⟩ but sometimes as ⟨tch⟩, like in French. In German, it can be transcribed as ⟨tsch⟩. In linguistics, it is transcribed as ⟨?⟩ so "Tchaikovsky" (? in Russian) may be transcribed as Chaykovskiy or ?ajkovskij.
The name of Che in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was (?r?v?), meaning "worm".
In the Cyrillic numeral system, Che had a value of 90.
In all Slavic languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet, except Russian, Che represents the voiceless postalveolar affricate /t?/.
In Russian, in a few words, it represents /?/ (like English ⟨sh⟩ in "shape"): Russian: , , ?.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER CHE||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER CHE|
|UTF-8||208 167||D0 A7||209 135||D1 87|
|Numeric character reference||Ч
|Named character reference||Ч||ч|
|KOI8-R and KOI8-U||254||FE||222||DE|
|Code page 855||252||FC||251||FB|
|Code page 866||151||97||231||E7|